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Keyword: self-discovery

Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still

Gray, Karlin (Author)
Davenier, Christine (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Athletes, childhood, competitions, determination, gymnastics, Montréal, Nadia Comaneci, Olympic Games, Romania, self-discovery, sports, talent
 
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Save Me, Kurt Cobain

Manzer, Jenny (Author)
Penguin Random House 2016. 266 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: 1990s, alternative music, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, friendship, identity, Kurt Cobain, music, popularity, self-discovery, self-esteem
 
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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

Larson, Hope (Author/Illustrator)
L'Engle, Madeleine (Author)
Macmillan 2015. 416 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adaptations, brothers and sisters, female protagonist, friendship, illustrations (monochrome), mathematics, physics, resilience, science fiction, self-discovery, space travel, supernatural, time travel
 
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Davey, Douglas (Author)
Red Deer Press 2014. 256 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Bullying, empowerment, first-person narration, footnotes, identity, implied narrator, LGBTQ, metafiction, self-discovery, sexual identity
 
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Girl Positive: Supporting Girls to Shape a New World

Fraser, Tatiana (Author)
Hagel, Caia (Author)
Penguin Random House Canada 2016. 342 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Economic disparity, feminism, gender roles, girls, identity, self-determination, self-discovery, self-esteem, sexuality, socio-economic disparity, stereotypes, women
 
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Busker: Stories From the Streets of Paris

Coleman, Nisha (Author)
Hagios Press 2015. 256 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Cultures, first-person narration, France, friendship, identity, languages, memoir, music, Paris (France), self-discovery, self-reliance, short stories, street life, travel, violins
 
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Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey

Samanci, Özge (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2015. 192 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Artists, creativity, family life, illustrations (collage), memoir, self-discovery, Turkey
 
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Openly Straight

Konigsberg, Bill (Author)
Scholastic 2015. 320 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: First romantic relationships, friendship, gender roles, homosexuality, humour, LGBTQ, self-actualization, self-discovery
 
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